Friday, 21 September 2012

Life begins at 40....

A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail. Now that's not so unusual but this one was from a stranger. Kate from OurLittleSins started a postcard project where she sent out 100 Pantone postcards over 100 days (or close to !) and I was number 80. You can see her post about sending the postcard off here-
Day 80

Kate did a round up post after the 100 postcards were sent off and from that post I saw a couple of other people have started postcard projects, including Steph of Steph&Husband who is sending out Super Heroes! 100 Superheroes

Now I have a couple of box sets of postcards here but I've used some out of each box, and I also don't think I could ever find 100 people to send postcards to, but encouraged by Steph I've decided to do a 40 postcard project. Why 40? Well it's my 40th Birthday on Monday!

I'm not expecting to send 40 postcards in 40 days or anything that ambitious but hopefully by the end of the year I'll find 40 people to send them to.

I'm sending postcards from McSweeney's Greetings from the Ocean's Sweaty Face box. These postcards are odd, so sending them out like this is great as I always send other postcards from my collection as some people may find these ones offensive or just down right strange!

Of course I'd love to get some mail in return to I will be putting my post box address on the back. To start with I'm going to send them to mail bloggers who have their addresses on their blogs, some of my penpals and some of my friends. I'll also find addresses from lists on blogs like Good Mail Day and Send Something .

But I will have lots of spares so if you want one of these rather unusual postcards, comment below and I'll contact you!
And if you know of any mail bloggers or anyone else who might like one, let me know!


  1. Good on you! Can't wait to read about how it goes! It's lots of fun and surprisingly I've received lots of mail back. It makes going to the postbox even more exciting now.

    Happy, happy birthday for Monday!

  2. Yay so glad your doing it! Can't wait to receive one! Have a great birthday, looking forward to reading your posts

    Steph x x

  3. Ps where is your "follow button" where it says join this group? X

  4. I think this is a fantastic idea and wish you the best of luck with it. 40 postcards is quite ambitious (yes, I realised that I've decided to send 365 pieces of mail art in 365 days, but that's not ambitious - it's just insane!), and if you need someone to send a card to you are most welcome to post one to me. I'd be most happy to receive it.
    I'll definitely be sending you a piece of mail art at some point so keep an eye out! I'm already toying with ideas... ;)

    1. I tried emailing you to ask for your address so I could send you a postcard from my project but the email didn't work.
      Could you please email me your address?
      fivechildrenandicedtea @ (no spaces)